Bread and books: May there be an abundance of both in this year
To read the work of Jacques Cousteau today is to be dumbstruck at the terrible extent of damage inflicted on marine life
The Extinction Rebellion uprising parallels Richard Powers’s Pulitzer-winning book ‘The Overstory’ in its fierce devotion to fighting climate change
Never get used to this – this earth, this world, these creatures, these plants, these clouds, that rain, those birds, this life.
Why David Abram’s study on the nature of consciousness has critical resonance for a warming planet and business-as-usual attitudes
Anne Lister was many things — diarist, explorer, architect, mountaineer, lesbian. Conventional was never among them.
Treat rainfall like music; hear it attentively, with pleasure.
One day last week, I found myself in central London with a few hours to spare before my bus back to the west country. I wandered through Hyde Park, along avenues of dappled plane trees, ending up at the Serpentine Gallery, where there was an exhibition by an artist I had never heard of – […]
Solar eclipses are not that unusual: we get about 2 or 3 a year somewhere on earth. In August 2017, America was set to experience a total solar eclipse over much of the country, and editors struggled to find copy that might convey the strangeness of the experience. The Atlantic magazine gave up on finding […]
Walking is such a simple thing – hardly worth writing home about. Yet one step for Man was a great evolutionary leap for mankind. The classic progression of ape-like man slowly uncurling to the upright thing we now are indicates a belief that it is this – our ability to move forward, on two feet, […]